Nexus student ministries

Nexus is the intersecting point where students from grades 7 through 12 are ministered to and are connected with God's purpose, plan, and calling. Nexus is the place where students find success, overcome trials, and rejoice in God's blessings.

About nexus

Student Pastors - Shane & Wendy Clark

Location - Bennett Hall

Nexus Student Ministries is an environment that is inviting to all. Whether you have a deep understanding of the Bible, or are just beginning your spiritual journey, you belong here.  We strive to make Nexus a place for students to grow in their relationships with families and fellow students. This is a place where students can thrive and develop real relationships that will last for a lifetime.

Curious about how Nexus Student Ministries operates?

Download the Student Parent Handbook here!

Class Schedule:


9:00 AM - NSM Sunday School

(students are dismissed for class during main service.)

11:00 AM - students remain in Main Sanctuary.


7:00 PM Student Service in Bennett Hall

(Except during monthly Small Groups - see Small Groups for more details.)

Meet the staff

Shane and Wendy Clark began attending New Life Church in the winter of 2008. They began student pastoring the youth group in the spring of 2009. At that time, the youth group consisted of about 8 amazing students. It was with the help and input of these foundational students that Nexus Student Ministries was born. 

The Clarks have been student pastoring since 2003 and have over 20 years of combined experience in working in student ministry. They count it an honor and a passion to help guide young people into a life with Christ.

Megan Wickliffe joined the Nexus Team as a Committee Member in the fall of 2016.  Megan is a proud alum of Nexus.  Megan serves in various administrative and creative roles in Nexus and New Life Church. Her faithfulness to her relationship with God and to the study of His Word make Megan a teasured Team member. Megan has taught many Sunday School lessons and has helped develop several teaching series throughout her tenure as as student and Committee member.

Jase Lumpkins is the newest Committee Member by joining the Team in the fall of 2017.  Jase is no stranger to Nexus. He too is a Nexus Alum and has filled in to preach Nexus Services on several occasions prior to joining the Nexus Team. Jase has a true passion for worship and working for the Kingdom. Additionally, he has never met a stranger! We look forward to his impact on our students. 

upcoming events

Below are links to our upcoming events.  Click the dates for additional details.  Make sure to check back often for updates!

  • Day at the State Fair | October 15, 2017

    Nexus will travel to the Arkansas State Fair after 11AM service. Minimum cost is $6.00 per person for gate fee. Click the hyperlinked date above to RSVP for this event. All attendees MUST sign the guest list by October 11th so gate tickets can be purchased in advanced at a discount.  Students may purchase armbands for unlimited rides at $25.00 per person or may purchase single tickets at gate prices.  Visit Arkansas State Fair website for ride and other information. Bring money for eats!

    Make sure to save some data and bring your phone for the first Instagram Scavenger Hunt at the Fair!  Prizes will be awarded. Make sure to attend Sunday school to get the details.

    Rain cancels event.

  • 2017 Calendar of Events

    The remaining calendar of Nexus Events for 2017 is available in print form at the Connect Center outside the Sanctuary and on our master calendar accessible HERE and in the myNLC app.  Want monthly emails with upcoming details? Contact our Student Pastors to be added to our mailing list.